This is a story from NPR about the roots of racism in white churches in American history. (It has an audio story as well as an article worth reading.) Read this document (bottom of page 2 and top of page 3) to read a prayer of a white pastor thanking God for the “cradle of the Confederacy of our beloved Southland.”
You can also learn more, because we NEED to learn more, from the book Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby, or see his teaching series by the same name on Amazon Prime video.
A new podcast has gone “live.” I am looking at the thought of “leaving the Babylon of our own making.” This episode goes a bit into some history with the American church and leads into where we find ourselves today.
Audio podcast is HERE.
YouTube version is HERE.
John Fea calls them “court evangelicals.” I want to go a bit further and use the term: “culturalized Christians.” It’s not a good term, but I start there. Continue reading “The depths of culturalized Christianity”
In the precise moment conservative American Christianity could have taken up the cross and a call from great leaders could have prepared people for radical shifts so that American Christians could learn to NOT live in fear, but instead in power… at that moment, fear dominated. Continue reading “American Christianity”